Anesthetic management in a pediatric patient with Noonan syndrome, hypopituitarism and hypothyroidism: A case report

J Clin Exp Invest 2013;4(2):238-241.

https://doi.org/10.5799/ahinjs.01.2013.02.02275

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Abstract

Noonan syndrome is a genetically transmitted autosomal dominant disorder characterized by various anatomic anomalies and pathophysiologic derangements. Associ­ated anomalies include hyperthelorism, ptosis, microgna­thia, downward sloping palpebral fissures, low-set ears, abnormal helix of ear, deeply grooved philtrum, short and/ or webbed neck, low hairline and cervical vertebral anom­alies. Patients with Noonan syndrome are known to pres­ent with challenging airways. Tracheal intubation can be difficult because of airway and cervical vertebral anoma­lies and bag mask ventilation may be difficult because of asymmetrical face. We present a case of anesthetic man­agement for Noonan syndrome.

Keywords

Anesthesia, general, noonan syndrome, air­way management

Citation

Yektaş A, Altunbay RA, Alagöl A. Anesthetic management in a pediatric patient with Noonan syndrome, hypopituitarism and hypothyroidism: A case report. J Clin Exp Invest. 2013;4(2):238-41. https://doi.org/10.5799/ahinjs.01.2013.02.02275